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Dick Polman

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Wise words from George W. Bush that Republicans will ignore | Dick Polman

By: - September 21, 2021

The problem is, Republicans tore down the House of Bush in 2016 when Trump terminated Jeb with extreme prejudice. Old-school “establishment” conservatism was push out of the party, replaced by populist demagoguery and Putin groupie worship. It has only metastasized since.

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Texas is using bounty hunters to enforce its abortion law. Welcome to the thugocracy | Dick Polman

By: - September 13, 2021

We don't need to worry about the Taliban over there. We have them right here in the USA

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A powerful pummeling of Trump’s hack MAGA lawyers | Dick Polman

By: - August 30, 2021

A federal judge's ruling in Michigan is part of a broader pattern of comeuppance. We should welcome it

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It was always going to end this way in Afghanistan | Dick Polman

By: - August 23, 2021

The harbingers of failure had long been obvious, but most Americans, benumbed by the war, had long ago stopped paying attention.

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This Louisiana pol is a COVID widow. She wants deniers to get real | Dick Polman

By: - August 9, 2021

Kudos to grieving widow Julia Letlow, a Louisiana Republican congresswoman, for setting the record straight. Better late than never.

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MAGA values Blue Lives? Remind them of how they treated Ofc. Michael Fanone | Dick Polman

By: - August 2, 2021

Fascism takes root when people en masse fall down the rabbit hole of alternative reality.

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Biden told us what we already know about the MAGA assault on voting rights. Now to stop it | Dick Polman

By: - July 19, 2021

Democrat seize the moral high ground. But unlike their craven opponents, all too often they bring squirt guns to a shooting war.

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Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman

By: - July 12, 2021

“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.

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N.Y. indictment is just the start of Trump’s troubles | Dick Polman

By: - July 5, 2021

it always helps to remember that Al Capone was finally brought down not for murder, but for unpaid taxes.

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With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman

By: - June 28, 2021

The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.

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Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman

By: - June 21, 2021

The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.

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Texas is whitewashing its racist history | Dick Polman

By: - June 14, 2021

Defending slavery was a major impetus for Texas' decision to break away from Mexico and establish an independent republic.